Adopt Me! Frenchie Mix Mandy Wants You for Christmas

The 1-year-old was part of a mass rescue in Arkansas

For every pet living with a happy family, there is an animal in a shelter waiting to find a loving home. Today, we’d like you to meet Mandy, a young French bulldog/rat terrier mix who was rescued from terrible conditions.

Mandy is a loving little girl who was part of a recent rescue operation in Arkansas that was spearheaded by the ASPCA and Best Friends Animal Society. She was one of 123 dogs plucked from a volunteer-run organization 80 miles outside Little Rock, where medium and large breeds were living in overcrowded conditions, suffering from mange and neglect.

Though the organization had good intentions – a local individual set it up in conjunction with her humane society, to help homeless dogs with special needs – the animals were in dire need of care. The November recovery operation, dubbed The Razorback Rescue involved 15 responders from Best Friends, plus volunteers from PetSmart charities, who provided the pups with necessary supplies. A local veterinarian evaluated and treated animals, too.

The dogs were generally well socialized, and Mandy is no exception. The 30-lb. pup is affectionate, according to Best Friends staffers, though a bit shy. A favorite of rescuers, she has been nicknamed “Batgirl” because her cute little ears tend to flare out. Mandy is currently living at the Southwind Animal Clinic in Russellville, Ark., awaiting a happy family. To learn more about her, and other dogs recovered in the Razorback Rescue, call Best Friends at 435-644-2001, ext. 4841, or email

The Best Friends Animal Society works with rescue organizations across the country, taking in homeless pets who are at greatest risk: abused, abandoned and special-needs animals who are often not adopted in shelters because of their advanced age, behavioral troubles, illness or injury. About 2,000 dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, horses and other animals live at the organization’s sanctuary in southern Utah, many waiting to be adopted into loving homes.

Though Dec. 31, generous donors will be matching contributions made to the organization, dollar for dollar, up to $2 million. Visit the Best Friends website to learn how you can help.

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